(WINDSOR, ON) – Local philanthropist and business owner, Jerry Slavik supported organizations and causes which stressed participation, opportunity, and fun. He was passionate about Windsor and helped to build expertise in the track and field community, and hosted the Canadian Olympic Track and Field qualifying meet for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Slavik’s enthusiasm extended to all age groups, including Knobby’s Kids and offering a skate and hockey program for 3 to 13 year-olds.
Beginning at 5pm tomorrow, Jerry’s Friends Day will be held at Alumni Field at the University of Windsor. Everyone, young and old, will receive an event passport at the main gate that will entitle them to receive special items, while supplies last.
- One hotdog or sausage
- One bag of cotton candy
- One bag of popcorn
- One face painting
- Sport tattoos
- Fish pond game (2 to 4 year-olds)
- Amy’s Craft Corner
Entertainment will be hosted by MCs John Fairley, Mary Caton, and Dave Prpich, and will include Matthew Romain, the Laughtertainer, Clara the Clown, and, the Hospice Rock ‘n Roll band.
With a donation, guests will receive an ice cream cup from Dari Delite, a commemorative race bib the the Memory Lap for Jerry at 5:30pm and 8:30pm, a glow in the dark bracelet (available after 8pm, and one of a limited number of commemorative t-shirts at $20.
- Zoo2You Petting Zoo
- Mini Track Meet organized by the University of Windsor Athletic Club
- Mini Scrimmage hockey game and Shoot the Net by Knobby’s Kids
- Princess Tent by the St Clair College Alumni Association
- Teddy Bear Clinic – bring your teddy or stuffed animal, provided by Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation
- Mascots by the Lions Club
- Craft tent provided by Windsor Hospice
- EMS and Fire department
- Food trucks including Vito’s Pizzeria, Fresh Off the Truck, and Rob’s Curbside To Go
- Field games including frisbee golf
- Roger Faubert recording your memories of Jerry
K & H will provide a fireworks extravaganza around 9pm.
Proceeds from Jerry’s Friends Day will benefit charities. Donations are also being accepted online.
This tribute to Jerry Slavik is open to the entire community as an opportunity for his family to thank everyone who came into Jerry’s life and gave of their time, support, and friendship.